Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Authentic Interpretation of Canon 1041, 4°-5°, 31 May 2016.


Authentic Interpretation of Canon 1041, 4°-5°

The Fathers of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, in their meeting of June 23, 2015, have responded to the doubt proposed as follows:

D. Whether in the term “irregular,” mentioned in canon 1041 CIC, comes also non-Catholics who place the acts in nn. 4 and 5.

R. Affirmative.

The Supreme Pontiff, Francis, in an audience granted on May 31, 2016, to the one mentioned below, having been informed of this decision, confirmed it and ordered it to be promulgated.

Franciscus Card. Coccopalmerio

President

Iohannes Ignatius Arrieta




Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Authentic Interpretation of Canon 1041, 4°-5°, 31 May 2016. Translation by John A. Renken. Latin original accessed 5 March 2017 at: http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2016/09/15/0646/01458.html